Last Hope Battered Spain Brings High Ambitions to EU Presidency

Spain has been pummeled by the economic crisis, rising unemployment and corruption scandals. At the moment, Spain's only ray of hope is its upcoming assumption of the rotating presidency of the European Union. But the bloc's new top brass, Herman Van Rompuy and Catherine Ashton, might just spoil Spain's turn at the EU helm.
Photo Gallery: Spain Assumes EU Helm
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Photo Gallery: Spain Assumes EU Helm

Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan